Page-12 of Current Affairs - July, 2019

Scaly-Foot Snail: 1st ever Species Endangered due to Deep Sea Mining

A rare snail species called ‘Scaly-Foot Snail’ found at only three spots on Indian Ocean floor near Madagascar has become the 1st species to be officially declared threatened due to deep-sea mining. It was added by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to its updated Red List of Endangered Species on 18 July 2019. ..

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Govt targets to install Rooftop Solar projects of 40,000 MW by 2022

Government has set a target for installation of Rooftop Solar projects (RTS) of 40,000 MegaWatt (MW) by 2022 in the country including installation of RTS on rooftop of houses. New and Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh submitted reply in this regard to Rajya Sabha. Key Highlights Grid Connected Rooftop Solar programme is being implemented by ..

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RIL becomes highest-ranked Indian company on Fortune Global 500 list

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) becomes highest-ranked Indian company on Fortune Global 500 list. It has jumped 42 places and was ranked 106 this year. Key Highlights In this year’s list, RIL replaced Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) which ranked 117 as top-ranked Indian company. State-owned IOC had been top-ranked Indian company on list for ..

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24 July: CBDT celebrates Aaykar Diwas

On 24 July 2019, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and all field offices observed and celebrated 159th Income Tax Day also known as Aaykar Diwas. About Aaykar Diwas 2019 Background: It was on 24 July in 1860 that Income Tax (IT) was introduced for 1st time in India by Sir James Wilson to compensate ..

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Boris Johnson takes charge as new Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson officially took charge as new Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK), he met Queen Elizabeth II, who invited him to form the new government. He defeated Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Johnson, a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), former foreign minister, and former mayor of London replaced outgoing Prime Minister ..

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